I invest in my students to facilitate their investment in themselves. I encourage a growth mindset; (taking) ownership of material; and feedback which is clear, concise but detailed, and candid but respectful of students' autonomy, dignity, and integrity. I firmly believe that education is critical to human maturity and am passionate about helping my students to see what is at stake - for us as human - in the humanities and social sciences.
My primary academic background is in philosophy and political science. I majored in the latter and minored in the former at UVA (B.A., 2010). I then went to Columbia, receiving an (M.A., 2012) and an (M.Phil., 2014) in philosophy. My scholarly interests in these fields include: 19th- and 20th-century European philosophy; moral and political philosophy; and American constitutional law and theory. And as a PhD student, I served as teaching assistant for or taught numerous courses in these fields. While at Virginia, I also took numerous advanced courses in the humanities.
I work with students in the following subjects: SAT Reading and Writing & and ACT English; AP US Government; all three AP History courses; most college-level philosophy courses; and a bit college-level political science (American constitutional law, political theory).
Undergraduate Degree: University of Virginia-Main Campus - Bachelor in Arts, Political Science and Government
Graduate Degree: Columbia University in the City of New York - Master of Philosophy, Philosophy
SAT Verbal: 800
SAT Writing: 800
AP English Literature: 5
AP English Language: 5
AP US History: 5
AP European History: 5
AP Microeconomics: 5
AP Macroeconomics: 5
AP U.S. Government & Politics: 5
I’m usually looking at a book or, sub-optimally, a screen. When not, I enjoy cycling around Brooklyn (and occasionally Manhattan); exploring the city's many beautiful places, especially the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Central Park, Greenwood Cemetery, and Prospect Park; and relaxing with my two cats, Snowball and Teddy.
AP US History
College Level American History
College Political Science
College World History
High School Writing
US Constitutional History